Born in Lodz, Poland, studied music in his hometown and in Warsaw. Moved to Paris in 1921, spent WWII (1941-1946) in the US, but returned to Paris in 1946. Tansman incorporated Jewish elements into his works and was influenced by the neo-classical style.
Sources: Abravanel, Claude, and Yulia Kreinin. "Tansman, Alexander." Encyclopaedia Judaica.